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Las Vegas Horror: At Least 58 Killed in Deadliest Mass Shooting in Modern US History

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At least 58 people are dead in Las Vegas and many hundreds more are injured after a gunman opened fire from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay casino resort. Bullets sprayed down on a country music concert across the Strip at the Route 91 Harvest music festival where superstar Jason Aldean…Read More

Macau Tourism Office Makes Bold Predictions, Non-Gaming Spend Forecasted to Double by 2025

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If the Macau tourism office is concerned with how ongoing regulations and oversight from China might impact its economy, the city agency certainly isn’t showing such fear in its 15-year Master Plan. Released this week after two years of studies, the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Industry Development Master Plan makes numerous eye-catching predictions on…Read More

Macau Bitcoin Ban Spells Bad News for Dragon Corp’s Planned $500 Million ICO

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The Macau Monetary Authority, or ACCM, has warned local financial institutions that they are banned from providing services to virtual currency-related businesses. The authority reminded the banking industry that “ … bitcoin is a type of commodity which is neither a legal tender nor a financial instrument subject to supervision.” It has also warned banks…Read More

Sands China Ends Cotai Strip DreamWorks Deal, as MGM China Delays Opening in Macau

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Sands China, the Macau operating arm of Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands empire, announced this week that it’s ending its five-year licensing partnership with DreamWorks Animation SKG. Since 2012, Sands Cotai Central has entertained guests of all ages in non-gaming areas with live costumed characters from DreamWorks’ catalogue of films. The main attraction has been…Read More

Massachusetts MGM Springfield Upgraded to $960 Million Resort, Northampton Gets Promotional Grant

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The MGM Springfield in Massachusetts will cost $10 million more than previously expected, as officials revealed that the price tag for the integrated resort will now total $960 million. Springfield officials accepted updated design documents from MGM on Thursday, which brings the conception process to 95 percent completion. The latest plans cover everything from exterior…Read More

Tiger Woods Admits His Playing Career Might Be Done, Oddsmakers Still Offering Bets

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Tiger Woods has finally admitted what many golf fans have been saying for years: he’s finished. Or, at least he might be. Woods, 41, is outside Manhattan this week in Jersey City at Liberty National Golf Club where he’s serving as an assistant captain to the US Team at the Presidents Cup. Prior to play…Read More

Pennsylvania Casino Revenue Drops During Last Fiscal Year, Poll Claims Residents Want Smoke-Free Gaming

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Pennsylvania casino win was down during the 2016/2017 fiscal year, albeit marginally at just 0.8 percent. The 12 brick-and-mortar casinos collected $3.203 billion from slot machines and table games between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017. That marks the Keystone State gambling industry’s second richest take. Pennsylvania is behind only Nevada in terms of…Read More

Sheldon Adelson Loses Prostitution-Related Defamation Appeal, Nevada Supreme Court Sides With Jewish Democratic Group

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Las Vegas Sands founder Sheldon Adelson has lost his legal challenge against the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC), after the Nevada Supreme Court ruled this week that the political organization is immune from civil liability in the defamation case. During the 2012 presidential campaign, the NJDC issued a statement calling on Republican Party candidate Mitt…Read More

Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner, Frequent Las Vegas Visitor and Former Casino Owner, Dead at 91

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Playboy founder Hugh Hefner has gone to that great lingerie party in the sky. The multimillionaire who brought to life the soft-core, meticulously photoshopped genre of impossibly beautiful women died Wednesday at his Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, according to the lifestyle and entertainment company he founded in 1953. The “American Icon,” as Playboy referenced…Read More

Poll: Americans Want to Legalize Sports Betting, as Gaming Industry Calls for PASPA Repeal

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Sports betting has been banned in America in all but four states since 1992, but a new poll shows that the majority of US adults support amending that prohibition. A study conducted by the University of Massachusetts Lowell in conjunction with The Washington Post found that 55 percent of Americans support the legalizing of betting…Read More

Iowa Gaming Operators Warn of Cedar Rapids Casino Impact

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Iowa’s existing casino operators urged the state’s Racing and Gaming Commission not to award a license to any of three proposals for a casino in Cedar Rapids, Iowa’s second biggest city, at a hearing on Tuesday. Their least favorite project of the three appears to Peninsula Pacific and Cedar Rapids Development’s bid to build a…Read More

MGM National Harbor Corrects Grave Error, Digs Up and Moves 400-Year-Old Colonists

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Maryland’s $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor is gently kicking out some unwanted stiffs, but not the kind who haven’t paid their casino credit line. Nope, these deadbeats are actually, well, dead. Just steps from the sleek and modern 23-story hotel tower sits a centuries-old graveyard on a grassy knoll, surrounded by fencing and protected around…Read More

China’s Golden Week to Provide Macau Gaming Rebound Following Typhoon Hato

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China’s Golden Week couldn’t come at a better time for Macau’s resort industry. Just a little more than a month removed from August’s Typhoon Hato that killed 10 locals and injured hundreds, Macau casinos are hoping to make up on lost revenue during the weeklong holiday that runs October 1-8. Golden Week is a semiannual…Read More

Dwyane Wade to Join LeBron in Cleveland, Oddsmakers Shorten Title Odds

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Dwyane Wade is reportedly ready to join his longtime pal LeBron James in Cleveland in hopes of winning his fourth NBA title. In response, sportsbooks are shortening odds on the Cavaliers winning their second championship in three years. Online sportsbook Bovada now has the Cavs at +450 to win the Larry O’Brien Trophy. Less than…Read More

Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun Diversify Connecticut Resorts With New Nongaming Amenities

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The Native American tribes that own Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun are pushing ahead with continued investments at their respective casino resorts to attract new guests to southeastern Connecticut. Foxwoods announced this week that it’s constructing a multi-level indoor go-kart track that is scheduled to open in 2018. According to a statement from the resort, the…Read More